Mission Wealth Founder and CEO, Seth Streeter, was a recent guest on “Conversations With Maria Menounos” with host Maria Menounos. In the podcast “Taking on 2019 + Mindful Investing with Seth Streeter“, Seth teaches us how socially conscious investing can help make us happier and improve our health and relationships without sacrificing return. He also explains the ten dimensions of wealth and empowers us with the tools to connect our finances with our values.
This empty nest transition can be very emotional. And in some cases, like children who stay on your health insurance until age 25, the break isn’t as clean as it used to be. But this change should also be exciting! Here are some tips on how you and your spouse can stay positive and make the most out of all your new free time, all that new space, and hopefully, all that extra money.
Just like a good sailor learns how to maneuver the sails to catch the most wind, aligning what’s most important to you with your financial resources is the key to successful financial planning. So instead of asking yourself if you have enough money, or if you will run out of money, ask yourself a better question: Am I managing my money in a way that’s improving my life?
A popular online movement wants to make 40 the new 65. FIRE stands for Financial Independence Retire Early. The idea is that by working as hard as you can and saving as much as you can as soon as you enter the workforce, you can become financially independent and retire well before the traditional retirement age. It’s an appealing idea in theory, but in practice there are some major pros and cons to consider.
There’s a pretty good chance that your parents and grandparents retired just because they turned 65. Today’s retirement is a bit more complicated than that. While age is still an important factor, your ability to connect your financial resources to your lifestyle goals is what will truly determine if you’re ready to retire.
As your parents begin to settle into their final phase of life, their health, residence, and finances could become a factor in your retirement planning. This is especially true if you are the person your parents have tasked with settling their estates. There’s no simple way to tackle all the logistical and emotional challenges associated with caring for an aging parent. But these five steps can offer you the help you’ll need to make sure your parent is safe, cared for, and financially secure.
The only thing better than sleeping in is jumping out of bed early because you’re energized and excited for the day ahead. This is the kind of active and fulfilling retirement that we love to help our clients prepare for. Here are some ideas for creating a new retirement schedule that will keep you growing, learning, experiencing new things, and making meaningful connections with your community.
We may not always be able to control the circumstances of a given situation we find ourselves in. But we always have the freedom to choose how we respond. The choice we make – and how we make it – often determines how well we survive the situation, and if we go on to thrive.
One common attribute of successful, happy people is that they are intensely curious. They never feel like the world has passed them by because they have made learning and self-improvement a lifelong process. In fact, Bill Gates places such a high value on continuous learning that he schedules annual “Think Weeks” where he holes himself up in a private study with books, magazines, and scientific papers. Whether you want to stay ahead of the curve or just cultivate a curious mind, daily learning can have some major personal and professional benefits.
We tend to overestimate what we can accomplish in the short-term and underestimate what we can accomplish in the long-term. The frustration that results is one big reason why so many New Year’s resolutions die before Spring.